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Against the Grain - May 28, 2014 at 12:00pm

Against the Grain, for May 28, 2014 - 12:00pm

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Against the Grain

In his explosive new book, Gerald Horne argues that the American Revolution was in large part a counter-revolution waged to preserve and defend the institution of slavery.

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I might also add that there

I might also add that there were in fact thousands of white convicts, vagabonds and others who were promised their freedom if they exchanged their jail terms for servitude in the U.S. They were treated horribly and cruelly; the only difference was that they could eventually secure their freedom as opposed to the Africans who could never become free.

this interview of Gerald

this interview of Gerald Horne is very important in the demythologizing of US early history. His new book and his related research is important in identifying the authentic nature of the motives of the often described founding fathers. There was a legitimate basis for revolt against British Rule though it was largely captured by a counter revolutionary agenda. The unrest in the northern colonies was substantially different from the dominating motives of the majority of the founding fathers who were still slave holders. The heavy emphasis upon property in the US Constitution were largely the result of the anti-abolition interests.

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